Senator Donoghue & City Manager Lynch Proud to Announce Donation To Merrimack Valley Food Bank

APRIL 24, 2012

Senator Eileen M. Donoghue & City Manager Bernie Lynch are proud toannounce that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast raised close to $5,000 for the MerrimackValley Food Bank. On Friday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m., Senator Donoghue and City ManagerLynch will hold a press conference in the Mayor’s Reception Room to present the donation tothe Merrimack Valley Food Bank.The Senator and City Manager co-hosted this year’s breakfast and worked together toreinvigorate the event. The breakfast received a great deal of attention with the news that bothScott Brown and Elizabeth Warren were attending. Other elected officials in attendance includedCongresswoman Tsongas, Mayor Murphy, Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian, RepresentativeGolden, Representative Nangle, and Representative Murphy.“The breakfast was definitely a success,” said Senator Donoghue. “We had a lot of greatentertainment and everyone seemed to have a good time. The great turnout ultimately meansmore money that will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.”“It’s wonderful that the high spirits of the breakfast carry beyond the event through the excellentwork of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank,” said City Manager Lynch. “All of us agree that themomentary pain of being skewered at the breakfast is all worthwhile to contribute in this way tothe community.”The breakfast was full of great music by Boston Blackthorne, wonderful Irish Step Dancing bythe DNE Celtic Company Dancers, and lots of laughs from Comedian Artie Januairo.The co-hosts would like extend a special thank you to both John Chemaly and Mike Kuenzler.Their generosity helped to make the event a huge success.The $5,000 for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank was a result of the event’s ticket proceeds.

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